You can create that light bulb moment that could potentially save lives.
Asbestos is a dangerous and deadly material that was once widely used in construction and manufacturing. Although its use was banned in December 2003, it is still present in many public buildings and homes in Australia, which poses a significant risk to human health.
To be an asbestos ambassador in your community, here are some ways you can help raise awareness about the dangers of asbestos:
- Educate yourself: It is essential to understand the risks associated with asbestos, including how it is used, where it can be found, and the health hazards associated with exposure.
- Spread the word: Share with your friends, family, and colleagues, follow Reflections social handles and share articles, host a fundraising/awareness event, join a fundraising activity or simply start the conversation.
- Contact your local government: Reach out to your local government officials and ask them to create programs to help educate people about the dangers of asbestos.
- Work with community organisations: Partner with community organisations, such as schools, churches, or health clinics, to raise awareness about asbestos. Hold events to tell people about the ongoing risks of exposure.
- Support advocacy groups: Consider supporting organisations that work to ban or regulate the use of asbestos. You can donate money, volunteer your time, or simply spread the word about their work.
- Encourage testing: If you suspect that yours or a friend’s home or workplace may contain asbestos, encourage testing to determine whether there is any risk of exposure. Testing can help identify areas where asbestos may be present so that appropriate measures can be taken.
Raising awareness about the ongoing risk of asbestos is crucial in protecting the health and safety of the community. By educating, regulating, identifying, training, and supporting, we can work towards a safer and healthier Western Australia.
For more information about asbestos, visit the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency. Talk to the team at Reflections to find out how you can raise awareness of the risks of asbestos in your community. Together, we can make a difference and change lives. #makingadifference #changinglives”
Confidence in something unseen. We know the difference it makes.
A terminal diagnosis is a life-altering event that can bring immense pain, fear, and uncertainty. Hope is a vital part of coping.
When faced with such a diagnosis, maintaining hope is one of the most challenging things for patients and their loved ones. However, hope is an essential part of coping with a terminal diagnosis, and it can have a significant impact on the quality of life of both the patient and their loved ones.
First and foremost, hope provides a sense of purpose and motivation. It gives patients a reason to wake up each day, keep fighting, and focus on what is important in life. When faced with a terminal diagnosis, patients may feel as though they have lost control over their lives. However, by maintaining hope, they can regain some sense of control. Hope also helps patients to stay engaged with their treatment and participate actively in their care, which can improve their outcomes.
Secondly, hope can provide comfort and solace in the face of a difficult diagnosis. It can help patients to feel less alone and isolated as they connect with others who are going through similar experiences. Hope can also provide a sense of peace and acceptance, which can be crucial in helping patients come to terms with their diagnosis and prepare for the end of their life.
Finally, hope can have a positive impact on the mental health of both patients and their loved ones. It can help to reduce anxiety, depression, and feelings of hopelessness, which are common in the face of a terminal diagnosis. By fostering a sense of hope, patients and their loved ones can experience a greater sense of emotional well-being and resilience, even in the face of adversity.
Hope is a vital part of coping with a terminal diagnosis. It provides MOTIVATION, COMFORT, and PEACE, and can have a positive impact on mental health.
Although hope may not change the outcome of the diagnosis, it can help patients and their loved ones make the most of the time they have together and find meaning and purpose in their lives, even in the face of great adversity.
The team at Reflections understands how important hope is and what a difference it can make. With empathy that can only come from lived experience, they help both patients and carers come to terms with what lies ahead and are there to walk each step with them. These services are provided at no cost or obligation to the client and are only possible through the generous contributions of our supporters.
You can help to make these services sustainable by donating to the work they do in and for the community, bringing hope. As a registered charity, all donations over $2 are tax deductible and will make a real difference. Contact the team to find out more.